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Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee
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Eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee.

Chestatee Academy eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee on Thursday at the Academies of Discovery campus.

Smith needed 12 rounds to win, spelling “antibiotic” and “mesa” correctly to clinch the title.

East Hall Middle’s Ali Crump finished as runner-up.

Smith and Crump advanced to the District 2 Spelling Bee, which will be held Feb. 25 at Mabry Middle School in Marietta.

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